- Created by: jascollins
- Created on: 19-04-15 19:30
Chromosomes, found in the cell nucleus, contain many genes. A gene is a section of DNA, which carries coding for a particular protein. Different genes control the development of different characteristics of an organism. Many genes are needed to carry all the genetic information for a whole organism.
The number of genes and chromosomes varies from species to species. For example, cells in human beings have 46 chromosomes that carry about 30,000 genes in each cell; and cells in fruit flies have 8 chromosomes that carry about 13,600 genes.
- Hair Colour
- Eye colour
- Skin Colour
- Lobeless/Lobed ears
Variation can also be due to environent and some is a bit of both inherited and environmental